Maderia Bluebirds take top spot in Budleigh Bowls Coast Wealth Management Evening League

PUBLISHED: 10:50 07 February 2018 | UPDATED: 10:50 07 February 2018

Bowls. Ref exsp 25-16SH 9103. Picture: Simon Horn.

Bowls. Ref exsp 25-16SH 9103. Picture: Simon Horn.

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Whilst there is still a lot to play for in the Budleigh Coast Wealth Management Evening League, the Maderia Bluebirds took a giant step to securing the title last week, writes David Roberts.

Bluebirds chalked up a fine 37-31 win against fellow contenders the Budleigh Falcons, and the six points they banked from the success sees them soar to the top of the league. With games in hand on the chasing teams, it was a very impressive performance against a talented Budleigh Falcons side and puts them in a really strong position.

In the only other match of the week, the Budleigh Buzzards took on the Exonia Eagles and against the odds won overall 37-34.

The best of the rinks for the Buzzards was that of Rod Freer, Peter Cooper and skip David Roberts, winning 26-14.

This game was very tight until the Buzzards struck with a seven shots end and took control in the final stages.

There are still some big matches to be played in the league and so all is well poised for an exciting finish.

Coast Wealth Management Budleigh Evening League table

P RW RL T GW F A Pts

Bluebirds 7 10 4 0 5 237 190 30

Robins 9 9 9 0 5 311 277 28

Falcons 9 10 8 0 4 310 299 28

Eagles 7 8 6 0 4 249 224 24

Hawks 8 6 10 0 3 260 298 19

Buzzards 6 3 9 1 1 167 246 9

RW = rinks won; RL = rinks lost; T = tied; GW = games won

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